Thought we’s share this excellent piece from the Economist. It’s called Why most top Foreign Office posts are held by women.
It’s a deeply insightful piece that we just had to share. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
The current crop of female ambassadors began their careers several decades ago. The Foreign Office receives thousands of applications from top graduates each year, which means there’s no excuse for not creating a diverse intake. This year’s fast-stream intake was 60% female, and nearly a quarter non-white. And it’s no good scrabbling round for Mandarin-speaking women the moment a plum China post is advertised. The field of potential applicants for senior jobs is surveyed several years in advance, and potential candidates head-hunted and given advice on how to get themselves qualified.
Check out the rest of the article at this link to the Economist to learn more…